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AGRI MECH: April 2017 (Technological Thinking)
by S K Ali

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English

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Publication Date

April 28, 2017

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AGRI MECH is a monthly magazine on farm mechanization, with the audience including progressive farmers, dealer, distributors, importers, exporters and manufacturers of agriculture machinery.<br />Government institutes and ministries are also our regular readers.<br />With the latest and forthcoming information of agriculture technology, AGRI MECH is serving and very well appreciated by its subscribers in more than 17 countries around the globe.<br />AGRI MECH is committed to provide the latest happenings in farm mechanization industry. We respect the opinions and always open to receive the feed back of its readers to improve the quality of our services.
The Skeptical Millennial Lifestyle: Living to Eat 2.0
by Molly O'Neil

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English

Pages

85

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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This book is the story of Dieting & Nutrition 2.0. We millennials tried it the old way and experienced the same disappointments and failures as past generations. It just doesn't work—we've read the research and see the results all around us! In the past 50 years, obesity in America has nearly doubled. With the Trust for America's Health and the Centers for Disease and Control projecting obesity for 40-45% of American adults by 2030, author Molly O'Neil believes the time is right for a shift in the way we think about food. <br /><br />Following the suggestions can help you feel and look younger, maintain an active lifestyle, and help you lose and keep off weight in a healthy way. It's not a quick fix and there's no magic. The Skeptical Millennial Lifestyle: Living to Eat 2.0 teaches you simple day-to-day measures. If you can commit to just a few adjustments and dedicate yourself to healthier choices, you'll get a lifetime of great results...Guaranteed! <br />
Bioökonomie für Einsteiger (German Edition)
by Springer Spektrum

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German

Pages

217

Publication Date

April 27, 2017

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<p>Dieses Buch bietet eine aktuelle und gut lesbare Einführung in die Bioökonomie. Es vermittelt damit grundlegende Kenntnisse zum Verständnis eines Transformationsprozesses, der das 21. Jahrhundert prägen wird und die Integration vieler Disziplinen und Branchen verlangt, die bisher wenig miteinander zu tun hatten. Die Rede ist von dem allmählichen und notwendigen Übergang aus dem Zeitalter fossiler Brennstoffe, das vor rund 200 Jahren begann, in eine weltweite Wirtschaftsform, die auf nachwachsenden Rohstoffen (und erneuerbaren Energien) basiert.<br /></p><br /><br /><p>Dieses Buch begreift die Verwirklichung von Bioökonomie(n) dabei als eine dreifache Herausforderung – eine naturwissenschaftliche, eine ökonomische und eine ökologische. Woher stammt die Biomasse, die wir vorrangig für die Ernährung der wachsenden Weltbevölkerung wie auch für eine zukünftige energetische und stoffliche Nutzung brauchen? Wie wird sie in Bioraffinerien verarbeitet und welche Rolle kommt der Biotechnologie zu? Welche Gesichtspunkte der Innovationsökonomie gilt es zu bedenken, welche betriebswirtschaftlichen Aspekte der Wertschöpfung, Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und Kundenakzeptanz sind von Bedeutung? Welche Bedingungen muss die Bioökonomie erfüllen, um eine nachhaltige Entwicklung der Erde zu ermöglichen? Darf sie überhaupt auf Wachstumsziele setzen oder sollte sie sich nicht besser am Ideal der Suffizienz orientieren?</p><p></p><br /><br /><p>Indem das Buch diese Fragen aus den nicht widerspruchsfreien Perspektiven ausgewiesener Experten behandelt, gibt es einen interdisziplinären Überblick über ein dynamisches Feld von Forschung und Praxis, der mehr Fragen aufwirft als beantwortet und dennoch eine Lücke schließt. Denn bisher gibt es keine verständliche und fachübergreifende Darstellung der Bioökonomie. Das macht die Lektüre dieses Buches zu einem Gewinn nicht nur für Einsteiger, sondern auch für Fachleute, die über die Grenzen ihres eigenen Fachgebietes hinausschauen wollen.</p>
Ultrasound in Food Processing: Recent Advances (IFST Advances in ...
by Mar Villamiel

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English

Pages

544

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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<p>Part I: Fundamentals of ultrasound <br />This part will cover the main basic principles of ultrasound generation and propagation and those phenomena related to low and high intensity ultrasound applications. The mechanisms involved in food analysis and process monitoring and in food process intensification will be shown.</p> <p>Part II: Low intensity ultrasound applications<br />Low intensity ultrasound applications have been used for non-destructive food analysis as well as for process monitoring. Ultrasonic techniques, based on velocity, attenuation or frequency spectrum analysis, may be considered as rapid, simple, portable and suitable for on-line measurements. Although industrial applications of low-intensity ultrasound, such as meat carcass evaluation, have been used in the food industry for decades, this section will cover the most novel applications, which could be considered as highly relevant for future application in the food industry. Chapters addressing this issue will be divided into three subsections: (1) food control, (2) process monitoring, (3) new trends.</p> <p>Part III: High intensity ultrasound applications<br />High intensity ultrasound application constitutes a way to intensify many food processes. However, the efficient generation and application of ultrasound is essential to achieving a successful effect. This part of the book will begin with a chapter dealing with the importance of the design of efficient ultrasonic application systems. The medium is essential to achieve efficient transmission, and for that reason the particular challenges of applying ultrasound in different media will be addressed.<br />The next part of this section constitutes an up-to-date vision of the use of high intensity ultrasound in food processes. The chapters will be divided into four sections, according to the medium in which the ultrasound vibration is transmitted from the transducers to the product being treated. Thus, solid, liquid, supercritical and gas media have been used for ultrasound propagation. Previous books addressing ultrasonic applications in food processing have been based on the process itself, so chapters have been divided in mass and heat transport, microbial inactivation, etc. This new book will propose a revolutionary overview of ultrasonic applications based on (in the authors’ opinion) the most relevant factor affecting the efficiency of ultrasound applications: the medium in which ultrasound is propagated. Depending on the medium, ultrasonic phenomena can be completely different, but it also affects the complexity of the ultrasonic generation, propagation and application.<br />In addition, the effect of high intensity ultrasound on major components of food, such as proteins, carbohydrates and lipids will be also covered, since this type of information has not been deeply studied in previous books.<br />Other aspects related to the challenges of food industry to incorporate ultrasound devices will be also considered. This point is also very important since, in the last few years, researchers have made huge efforts to integrate fully automated and efficient ultrasound systems to the food production lines but, in some cases, it was not satisfactory. In this sense, it is necessary to identify and review the main related problems to efficiently produce and transmit ultrasound, scale-up, reduce cost, save energy and guarantee the production of safe, healthy and high added value foods.   </p>
Plant Epigenetics (RNA Technologies)
by Springer

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English

Pages

536

Publication Date

April 27, 2017

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<p>This book presents, in 26 chapters, the status quo in epigenomic profiling. It discusses how functional information can be indirectly inferred and describes the new approaches that promise functional answers, collectively referred to as epigenome editing. It highlights the latest important advances in our understanding of the functions of plant epigenomics and new technologies for the study of epigenomic marks and mechanisms in plants. Topics include the deposition or removal of chromatin modifications and histone variants, the role of epigenetics in development and response to environmental signals, natural variation and ecology, as well as applications for epigenetics in crop improvement. Discussing areas ranging from the complex regulation of stress and heterosis to the precise mechanisms of DNA and histone modifications, it presents breakthroughs in our understanding of complex phenotypic phenomena.<br /></p>
Seeds, Science, and Struggle: The Global Politics of Transgenic C...
by Abby Kinchy

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

July 20, 2012

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<DIV>Genetic engineering has a wide range of cultural, economic, and ethical implications, yet it has become almost an article of faith that regulatory decisions about biotechnology be based only on evidence of specific quantifiable risks; to consider anything else is said to "politicize" regulation. In this study of social protest against genetically engineered food, Abby Kinchy turns the conventional argument on its head. Rather than consider <I>politicization</I> of the regulatory system, she takes a close look at the scientization of public debate about the "contamination" of crops resulting from pollen drift and seed mixing. Advocates of alternative agriculture confront the scientization of this debate by calling on international experts, carrying out their own research, questioning regulatory science in court, building alternative markets, and demanding that their governments consider the social and economic impacts of the new technologies. Kinchy focuses on social conflicts over canola in Canada and maize in Mexico, drawing out their linkages to the global food system and international environmental governance. The book ultimately demonstrates the shortcomings of dominant models of scientific risk governance, which marginalize alternative visions of rural livelihoods and sustainable food production.</DIV>
Sipcam 1946-2016: 70 anni di storia ci guidano al futuro (Italian...
by Alessandro Capella

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Italian

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Publication Date

April 27, 2017

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Questo testo è dedicato alla storia di SIPCAM SpA. Una Società ove etica, know-how e rispetto di regole e persone sono da sempre poste al centro delle attenzioni. L’etica è la guida, know-how e persone che credono nel progetto, il patrimonio. Un caso di successo, quello di una Società italiana che sviluppandosi dapprima nel nostro Paese, dal 1946 ai primi Anni 1970, ha raggiunto oggi con il Gruppo Sipcam/Oxon una posizione di assoluto rilievo mondiale fra le società produttrici di agrofarmaci. Per cercare di ricostruire il contesto storico, tecnico ed econo­mico in cui è stata concepita e si è sviluppata SIPCAM, ci siamo serviti di numerosi testi di settore, alcuni redatti dagli Anni 20 ai 50, trovando le descrizioni più calzanti nei volumi di Ugo Pratolongo. La parte preponderante dei contenuti ruota intorno a SIPCAM SpA in Italia, origine e fulcro di ogni attività suc­cessiva e della quale risulta maggiore la conoscenza di eventi, aneddoti e dinamiche aziendali.
Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up
by Daphne Miller M.D.

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English

Pages

309

Publication Date

April 16, 2013

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<p>In <em>Farmacology</em>, practicing family physician and renowned nutrition explorer Daphne Miller brings us beyond the simple concept of "food as medicine" and introduces us to the critical idea that it's the farm where that food is grown that offers us the real medicine.</p><p>By venturing out of her clinic and spending time on seven family farms, Miller uncovers all the aspects of farming—from seed choice to soil management—that have a direct and powerful impact on our health. Bridging the traditional divide between agriculture and medicine, Miller shares lessons learned from inspiring farmers and biomedical researchers and artfully weaves their insights and discoveries, along with stories from her patients, into the narrative. The result is a compelling new vision for sustainable healing and a treasure trove of farm-to-body lessons that have immense value in our daily lives.</p><p>In <em>Farmacology</em> you will meet:</p><ul> <li> a vegetable farmer in Washington State who shows us how the principles he uses to rejuvenate his soil apply just as well to our own bodies. Here we also discover the direct links between healthy soil and healthy humans.</li></ul><ul> <li> a beef farmer in Missouri who shows how a holistic cattle-grazing method can grow resilient calves and resilient children.</li></ul><ul> <li> an egg farmer in Arkansas who introduces us to the counterintuitive idea that stress can keep us productive and healthy. We discover why the stressors associated with a pasture-based farming system are beneficial to animals and humans while the duress of factory farming can make us ill.</li></ul><ul> <li> a vintner in Sonoma, California, who reveals the principles of Integrated Pest Management and helps us understand how this gentler approach to controlling unwanted bugs and weeds might be used to treat invasive cancers in humans.</li></ul><ul> <li> a farmer in the Bronx who shows us how a network of gardens offers health benefits that extend far beyond the nutrient value of the fruits and vegetables grown in the raised beds. For example, did you know that urban farming can lower the incidence of alcoholism and crime?</li></ul><ul> <li> finally, an aromatic herb farmer in Washington State who teaches us about the secret chemical messages we exchange with plants—messages that can affect our mood and even keep us looking youthful.</li></ul><p>In each chapter, <em>Farmacology</em> reveals the surprising ways that the ecology of our body and the ecology of our farms are intimately linked. This is a paradigm-changing adventure that has huge implications for our personal health and the health of the planet.</p>
How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do ...
by Linda Chalker-Scott

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English

Pages

235

Publication Date

April 15, 2015

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<DIV><P><B>The more you know, the better you grow!</B><BR /><BR /> Plants are capable of interesting and unexpected things. Why do container plants wilt when they’ve been regularly watered? Why did the hydrangea that thrived last year never bloom this year? Why do slugs wipe out the vegetable garden instead of eating the weeds? Plant physiology—the study of how living things function—can solve these and most other problems gardeners regularly encounter.</P><P>In <I>How Plants Work, </I>horticulture expert and contributor to the popular blog <I>The Garden Professors</I>, Linda Chalker-Scott brings the stranger-than-fiction science of the plant world to vivid life. She uncovers the mysteries of how and why plants do the things they do, and arms the home gardener with fascinating knowledge that will change the way they garden.</P></DIV>
The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a q...
by Storey Publishing, LLC

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

February 11, 2009

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<DIV>This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long.</DIV>

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